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by Seishin
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)
Replies: 33
Views: 602

Re: Pilgrimage to Tiantai Mountain &Offering the Eng trans of MoheZhiguan to Ven. Zhiyi's Stupa)

Thank you for these amazing photos and my sincere condolences for the loss of your father
by Seishin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Tendai UK Sangha Upcoming Events
Replies: 0
Views: 195

Tendai UK Sangha Upcoming Events

Here are the events for the UK Tendai Sangha, based in Hythe, Hampshire. Sat 11th August. 11am – 1pm – Obon (お盆), Memorial day for all those who have passed away. Sat 22nd September. 11am – 1pm – Ohigan お彼岸. Celebration of the Autumn Equinox and reaffirming our practice of the Paramitas (Perfections...
by Seishin
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 3222

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Though no Indian counterpart of the Tiantai and Huayan schools, both Chinese schools are basically Vijñānavāda in orientation, with an absolutist metaphysical twist. :buddha1: Tiantai was influenced by Vijñānavāda, but was far more influenced by Madhyamaka to the point where many will say that Tian...
by Seishin
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 48
Views: 2772

Re: Tiantai Meditation

Anecdotally speaking, it's rather obvious that the "zhi" and "guan" aspects of meditaion in the seminal Tiantai texts are none other than the "shi" and "kan" of shikantaza the dual nature is also expressed in the words "Silent Illumination" - the seamlessness of this is rather underscored by the co...
by Seishin
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 3222

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

thomaslaw wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:00 am
What is the meaning of 一切唯心造 'everything is created by the mind' in Tiantai and Huayan Buddhism? The term 一切唯心造 is found in the Huayan sutras. Does the Tiantai tradition also teach 一切唯心造?
I think my quote from Zhiyi should answer that question :smile:
by Seishin
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 3222

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Many thanks for your explanation. It seems that 一念三千 in TianTai and 一 真/一心法界 in HuaYan are connected with the idea of: the mind is all phenomena and all phenomena are the mind, but at the same time the mind is in a leading function, 一切唯心造. This would depend on what you mean by a 'leading function'....
by Seishin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 3222

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Consider this from Tendai monk, Ven Annen; "Question: The Tendai School considers the Lotus [Sutra] to be the ultimate teaching.… However, if the Lotus Sutra is considered to be ultimate, then Esoteric teachings should be provisional. If Esoteric teachings are ultimate, then the Lotus Sutra should b...
by Seishin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 81
Views: 3222

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Phenomena are only manifestations of the mind, which is the one, all-encompassing, absolute mind, the Buddha-nature. It is a metaphysical or ontological thinking of the mind, according to the Chinese TianTai and HuaYan Buddhism. I believe Zhiyi disagreed with the 'mind first' aspect of yogacara, in...
by Seishin
Fri May 11, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Spanish books by "Maestro Myoren"
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Spanish books by "Maestro Myoren"

Myoren left SGI and is now working very hard to create a traditional and official Tendai Sangha in Peurto Rico. He is receiving official training at the North American HQ for Tendai, Mt Hiei approved. So, personally, I can't see how his work and his sangha can be said to be "another nichiren-new rel...
by Seishin
Thu May 10, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Spanish books by "Maestro Myoren"
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Spanish books by "Maestro Myoren"

The Tendai in US link I gave?
by Seishin
Thu May 10, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tantric Art and Meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Tantric Art and Meditation

I'm sure there must have been such studies done in Japan, given their penchant for scholarship. However I don't know of them. Jikai sensei may be a better person to answer.
by Seishin
Thu May 10, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Responsibilities of Western Priests.
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: Responsibilities of Western Priests.

^^ :twothumbsup: this ^^ Hi Varis, Sorry it has taken me so long to give a reply. The answer depends on a few things. For example, what lineage you come from; simply put who your teacher is. They will have their own way of approaching those responsibilities. In Japan there is the blue-print if you l...
by Seishin
Thu May 10, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Tantric Art and Meditation
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Tantric Art and Meditation

Not sure if anyone can answer... When do the rituals described in Michael Saso's Tantric Art and Meditation date from? To be honest, I don't really know. From what little I know these rituals originate in India, and then moved to China. I'd imagine there were some minor additions made to these ritu...
by Seishin
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 2218

Re: Is punishment of children required?

This thread got me thinking, and I was talking with my mum about it at the weekend. She said to me that she never had to discipline me and my brothers as kids and we were all good... however I remember (and reminded her) of the amount of times she'd slap us across the legs, and the times she'd shout...
by Seishin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 2218

Re: Is punishment of children required?

those who also do not believe in discipline and boundaries I often wonder if its actually just a form of neglect. Some cases, maybe. But I think others have been so hurt by their parents that they can't separate discipline, boundaries and consequences from violence, anger, hatred etc. But I honestl...
by Seishin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 2218

Re: Is punishment of children required?

I'm also amazed at the amount of people who feel discipline = violence, hitting and anger. It is possible to discipline a child without resorting to these.
by Seishin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 2218

Re: Is punishment of children required?

One of my neighbours do not believe in discipline and boundaries. They let their children climb (and often break) other people's cars. They've thrown mud balls at peoples walls and windows. They've gone through the trash and thrown it around the road. They've even stolen my daughters toys a few time...
by Seishin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 2218

Re: Is punishment of children required?

Precisely Lukeinaz. if they've been naughty. They sit in time out, even when out and about. More importantly, they get treats for good behaviour and no treats for bad behaviour. what is "naughty". i mean in terms of buddhism, do you mean self-centered? Not in terms of Buddhism, whatever that means. ...

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